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  • in reply to: Thoughts on 5.2.6 – Canvas Show & Tell #198853
    Michelle
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      Jane never ceases to amaze. The absolute best teacher ever! She just makes everything so easy to understand. Thank you once again for all the inspiration. Love this online guild it is priceless.

      Michelle
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        My mind is blown! I have been weaving for three years now and draw downs might as well have been in Greek until now. Jane you have such a wonderful way of teaching a concept and make it so easy to understand. I now find it hard to believe that drawdowns were such a mystery to me. Thank you for the enlightenment this episode truly was an aha moment for me. I have learned so many wonderful things along the way and I thank you every time I wind on a 13 yard warp by myself, repair errors or broken warp threads, and so many other things that I have learned. Thank you thank you thank you.

        Michelle

        in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #67302
        Michelle
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          I decided to put a second warp on my loom based on the crammed and dented. This time I used a variety of fibres some recycled denim lace weight, 8/2 tencel, mohair/silk, 8/2 cotton, and zephyr wool/silk blend. I did a fairly random warping and sleyed the edges and white threads crammed. I had other areas sleyed at 18 and 16 epi and the center sections at 12 epi (mohair was one per dent). I wove with a variety of fibres emptying bobbins that I had laying around. Loved this project and the drape of the fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.A934E7CD-5FD3-40F3-B44A-652A5AEF17ABE4CAB2E8-A06F-471B-87C9-5F200EB9BCC4434AF034-86F5-4AF8-8327-4C41CCD9DE82F878C1E6-AF52-4489-836E-2F07010DDA2B61E9BEC6-2858-4339-A219-8030217CED1C

          in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #66368
          Michelle
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            914A5DF1-7CE3-4D7D-B71F-69D81FA4783C1F856032-B4DC-4D30-B93D-A8E48BDC2FC9CBD59D72-DE24-423E-8843-D91AD3A9B6D827AA0F2B-5C15-4847-A4D4-F99B2A2DA2D8I absolutely loved working with the linen! The sheen and the texture just made me so happy as I was weaving. I used linen weft for two of the scarves and one shorter sample piece and silk weft in old man’s beard for the other scarf. IMG_1893

            in reply to: Season 3: Episode 2 – Cramming and Denting #65396
            Michelle
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              In this episode Jane talked about reducing the ends at the selvedge. So do we only have 22 ends at the edges? 2 per dent at the selvedge  and then 4 per dent?

              Thank you

              in reply to: Season 3: Episode 1 – Denting #64594
              Michelle
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                26070771-FD67-4FE2-8921-42E04E0470848D138188-2E22-4252-AB2D-9711A20D984BHere are my samples from the 1st episode Denting. Loved the cloth that this created and will certainly make more. The drape is unbelievable. The brightly coloured scarves were woven from leftovers and odds and ends that I had in my stash. I then tied on some 2/16 tartan wool for the next warp and wove that with silk for one scarf with horizontal denting and the solid scarf used SW merino wool in lace weight and some Zephyr when I ran out. 11B79C95-B618-490B-993E-86411E2D0DB66E33EED2-FF07-47E3-B1B8-83686D9F3F2E

                in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #42028
                Michelle
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                  Sample two is done! Another enjoyable weaving experience. I needed to get some tea towels done so I didn’t change the sett on this one and made 6 towels. The only problem I had was I had several twisted threads not sure why. If anyone has any ideas I’d love to hear them.C33B28D0-9681-4529-BB11-6017D568677C198702E2-5B74-47E9-B912-D29DE8B401F1316B5B14-3C97-479A-8AB4-690149011CB3

                  in reply to: Season 2, Episode 4 – Colour and Weave Gamp #41907
                  Michelle
                  Participant

                    Hello to all,

                    I had a problem beaming on this warp and I’m wondering if anyone else had the same issue? My problem is that I ended up with quite a few threads twisting on each other. Any ideas why this might have happened? Not all sections of the gamp had twisted ends I used a paddle for some of the sections and these were ok. Any ideas? I ended up cutting off the gamp and my first tea towel to untwist some threads. I also added a repeat of the first section at the end of the gamp to make the towels wider.

                    Thank you095031A8-9235-46AB-926E-FB500204B181

                    Michelle
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                      Hello Ellen, I had a total of 350 ends and when I changed the sett to 12 epi that gave me a little over 29” in the reed. After washing my fabric was 25” wide 54” in length. Yours are quite beautiful too. I see Jane is helping quite a few of us in expanding our weaving horizons.

                       

                      • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by Michelle.
                      Michelle
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                        I decided to do something different with the last piece of cloth woven on the asymmetry Sample. I created a Ruana by cutting up the middle of the fabric halfway and then stitching it up. And as an answer to Mardi Naythons I changed the warp to 50 threads of white on one end and 130 on the other in order to have a wider fabric. Happy weaving all. This class is the best!7E12E99E-5786-40BD-A100-A8D805F63155D3224FCB-D268-45E6-AA87-0D0FF24F57F2

                        • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by Michelle.
                        Michelle
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                          I thoroughly enjoyed this first sample and the lessons learned. This online guild is really expanding my weaving horizons! As you can see I wasted no time getting something else on the loom. And another project is almost done. I don’t want to leave the studio.

                          in reply to: Episode 1 : Tell us what you Think #29753
                          Michelle
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                            Absolutely loved the first episode and can hardly wait for Episode 2 and others. So many helpful tips and Jane is a delightful and engaging host to watch. I’m very happy with my purchase of the online guild and I can see that I will definetly get my money’s worth. Thank you.

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